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Jens is a research scientist at the University of Basel.

Urban Energy Transitions: Why It Is Challenging To Govern Them And How They Govern Themselves 

Transforming urban energy systems is crucial for addressing climate change, as around the half of the world’s population lives in cities (Bulkeley, Broto and Maassen 2013: 29). Therefore, urban and regional administrations are encouraged to promote these processes. Often it is assumed that local policymakers and transition managers can steer these energy transitions processes. However,